The stalemate in Washington could mean higher grocery prices.
With Congress locked up with the government shutdown and debt ceiling, its not likely they will pass a new farm bill.
And that could mean sharply higher prices for milk, cheese and butter.
But the threat is far away, not until new years.
If a new bill isn't signed into law by January 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture will be forced to revert back to 1949 laws, forcing the government to pay more for dairy products.
And that would drive up the cost for everyone.
Congress faced similar circumstances in the last budget stalemate.
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